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El Vito - Peter Altmeier-Mort

El Vito- Peter Altmeier-Mort

EL VITO
(Traditional Spanish Song)
for
Guitar Solo

Arranged
by
Peter Altmeier-Mort
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El Vito - Peter Altmeier-Mort

FOREWORD
Lesson Notes
This version of the well-known Spanish theme El Vito, is an excerpt from the original. The song was initially a familiar
folk melody among the people of the Andalucia region in Spain the centre of flamenco culture. It eventually became
very popular after instrumental arrangements of it were written by guitarists Sainz de la Maza and Jose de Azipiazu,
This is an arrangement of the first main theme only, and is essentially for beginners to try. Students well into their 2nd
year of guitar tuition will find it manageable after a good period of practice on the piece.
Main Points:

If not already known, take the time to learn the 1st position shapes for the E major and A minor chords. Much

of the strumming is done over these two chords, and recognition of when they are used keeps the rhythm

flowing. Note in bar 26 that E major becomes E7 (the second last chord).

The right hand index finger plays all the strumming of the chords. Follow the down and upstroke signs to get
the patterns right.

Begin the single note melody parts with free stroke. In bars 18 and 20 (between the chords), use rest stroke to
help build the energy of the ending.

In bars 9 to 16 there are rest signs in the bass part (on beat 3) which should eventually be played after some
technical familiarisation with the piece. To do this, place the right hand thumb back onto the open bass string
note to cut off its sound. Uncontrolled vibrating open strings in bass parts tend to make the music sound
sloppy, not neat and tidy.

If the final A minor bar-chord (bar 27) at the 5th fret is physically too hard to manage with a clear sound,
simplify it this way; play the open 5th string A for the bass note while at the 5th fret placing the index
finger down flat across 3 strings only; pluck these notes with pima to sound the chord

Rit. = ritardando, slowing down a little A tempo = at the original speed CV = capo or bar at the 5th fret.
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El Vito - Peter Altmeier-Mort

El Vito

Traditional Spanish Song


Arranged for Guitar by
Peter Altmeier-Mort

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El Vito - Peter Altmeier-Mort

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